- 1 The remedies for sleeping (tools and devices) that I found in this research are curious:
- 2 REMEDY TO SLEEP: CAPS FOR EARS
- 3 REMEDIES FOR SLEEPING: TALKING PILLOWS (MUSICAL)
- 4 REMEDIES FOR SLEEPING: DARKENING MASKS
- 5 REMEDIES FOR SLEEPING: ACUPUNCTURE MATS
- 6 REMEDIES FOR SLEEPING: TRAVEL HEADREST
- 7 REMEDIES FOR SLEEPING: DEVICES TO REDUCE SNORING
- 8 REMEDIES FOR SLEEPING: TOOLS THAT LOWER THE BED TEMPERATURE
I remedies for sleeping (tools and devices) that I found in this research are curious:
- Talking cushions
- Super ear plugs the latest generation
- Tools that lower the bed temperature
- Headrest from travel
- Acupuncture mats
- Blackout masks
- Parties devices for reduce snoring
Although some seem a little strange, they could represent some valid alternatives to the use of sleeping pills.
In fact, it seems that many drugs are requested and prescribed too superficially, and for each problem it would be better to first ask:
"Is there another less violent way to solve this problem?"(Naturally I remember that any alternative solutions to drugs - if they are being used - should be selected with the help of your doctor).
So if you suffer from insomnia or you simply want to improve the quality of your sleep, is there any product that can really help you (without side effects)?
...I think so, surely for several of these tools there is someone who must have been racking their brains for some time with the aim of solving a difficult problem.
If you do a thorough research online among the various products designed to reduce insomnia you will find a lot of weird stuff, but the fact that sometimes they are bizarre things does not mean they cannot work.
Indeed the Amazon reviews they help us to understand that it is not automatically a hoax.
What can be said, it looks fantastic, the 99% of buyers left a review at 5 stars and they are happy to have spent 429 dollars on this item, simply because it works!
It is a tool that has solved their problem. Point. Then let's get deeper.
Open your mind and follow me on this journey of invention to sleep better ...
Red pill or blue pill? 🙂
REMEDY TO SLEEP: CAPS FOR EARS
When the cause of staying awake is i ambient noise - the partner who snores or annoying noises - then a simple solution is to put one effective barrier between you and noise.
For this reason, different evolutionary lines of ear plugs have developed over time with the aim of corking and soundproof at the maximum possible.
In relation to the reviews of those who have already tried the different types of caps, the ones that I present to you seem the most effective (they are not comparable with common caps found in hardware).
These caps have the capacity to reduce 33 decibel noise, it's a lot less noise! more or less it is the same sound difference that passes between a mechanical workshop and a jet engine.
It is easy to imagine how they can practically reduce to zero the noise of a person who snores near us.
In fact, this is a thick ear plug used in heavy industry, where at the end of the day, without such protection, one would be practically annihilated by the loud noises that solicit the hearing for 7-8 hours in a row.
Other options of effective caps.
If you want to try with caps a wax base instead of synthetic foam material, then the caps Boules Quies Ear Plugs are a good option to test.
Keep in mind that unlike synthetic corks those of wax they require a first heating operation to be shaped to the shape of your ear.
Once this first operation is done, it should no longer be repeated.
This product is certified to reduce by 27 decibels external noises, and reviews i customers seem on average satisfied of this product.
There is another type of cap called Mack's Pillow Soft Earplugs which is specially designed for those who have a smaller ear of the media: especially i children or adults with a smaller ear canal than normal.
Furthermore, these caps, being made of silicone, are waterproof, so I am suitable for swimmers.
The next ear plug has the advantage of being very visible thanks to its bright colors and therefore ne facilitates finding...
They are certified for a reduction of 33 decibels, therefore the maximum obtainable from an ear plug.
Another advantage of this product is the more pronounced anatomical shape, which allows a major adaptation to the shape of the inner ear canal, and thus provides a greater comfort especially used in bed (you notice it when you put the side of your head on the pillow).
If your ear requires above-average comfort, then the right choice for this particular need is certainly the caps Mack's Ear Care Ultra Soft.
Their primary characteristic is precisely the maximum comfort Thanks to a very soft material which adapts to the shape of the ear cavity without putting too much pressure on its walls.
They also maintain an excellent noise reduction of 32 decibels (very close to the most soundproofing caps).
Earplugs, being a kind of low cost product, are one of the first solutions to try to reduce the noises of the environment that prevent you from falling asleep.
REMEDY TO SLEEP: SPEAKING CUSHIONS (MUSICAL)
If you like listen to music in bedbut you are disturbed by the headphones that push on your ears every time you turn sideways, this is a fantastic solution for you.
Il musical pillow solves the problem of having to wear a pair of headphones to listen to any music in bed because the sound source (the micro-speakers) is found in or under the pillow.
You will hear the music but your partner will not notice anything... uone of the best options seems to be the PillowSonic FM15 Under-Pillow Stereo Pillow Speakers.
It is a flattened and sponge-lined stereo music box, which you can easily enter in or under the pillow.
This speaker connects with a simple one audio cable to any device you want to use to listen to your music: mobile phone, MP3 player, stereo.
REMEDY TO SLEEP: DARKENING MASKS
In the previous article "How to sleep well: 10 questions and answers on falling asleep earlier and avoiding nocturnal awakenings"Dedicated to solutions to the most frequent causes of insomnia, I indicated the importance of create total darkness in the bedroom.
In fact, in certain conditions of predisposition to insomnia, even one light stimulus apparently insignificant (and maybe it doesn't even seem to bother you) can "block" the brain in the waking state.
The presence or absence of light is in fact one of the ways the brain uses to understand when it must stay awake and when it must go to sleep.
In that article I proposed to act on the external environment: covering the cracks with certain darkening materials from which the light filters.
But this is not always possible, for example if you are in one hotel room it becomes very difficult to cover all the cracks with aluminum foil ...
You can imagine the cleaning lady who comes into your room and sees the darkening engineering work you set up the night before : )
In these cases you can act by covering your eyes rather than the room, always that one eye mask you are not uncomfortable. Obviously we are talking about masks specifically designed to offer comfort and darkening effect.
The only situation in which I can imagine that such a mask could bother you is in a condition of crazy heat like mid-August night and without air conditioner or fan.
In all other cases it should be comfortable to wear ...
Furthermore, the slight pressure that this type of mask exerts on the eyes you also offer a certain relaxing and decontaminating effect in the eye area.
Your eyes will be happy with it fatigue that accumulate due to stress to which they are almost always subjected every day (8 hours in front of the computer, sunlight and artificial, etc.).
Here are the most effective blackout masks according to reviews of Amazon customers.
Among the choices available is this mask with relaxing effect that uses aromatherapy, emitting a pleasant aroma of valerian and mint.
- essential oils they represent one of the most powerful natural remedies - even just sniffed - to rebalance our body in a natural way.
If you like natural aromas and love their relaxing effect, this mask is the right choice for you.
This mask is of natural breathable silk, very covering, light and fresh to wear.
It is one of the most purchased solutions (and with user satisfaction).
Another mask with therapeutic effect (which is added to the darkening one) is IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow, Cold Therapy for Headache, Migraine, and Sinus Pain, Patented.
This has two distinctive properties compared to the other templates:
- Could be put in the refrigerator to get a nice one refreshing effect on the eyes.
- Contains micro beads who carry out a gentle massage in acupuncture style on the skin.
It is recommended for a reduction in symptoms ofmigraine, in case of sinusitis and of course for a relief of tired eyes.
About masks with acupuncture effect (more correctly it would be acupressure), the transition to acupuncture effect mats it comes natural ...
REMEDY TO SLEEP: ACUPUNCTURE MATS
As I told you, even if they call them acupuncture, the correct term is acupressure, since there are no needles - unfortunately - that pierce your skin when you lie down on it ...
Cabbage, this mat you see on the side I would like to try! sooner or later I take it, it is too cool.
I have been doing acupuncture (real) for years now as an aid to health balance more or less once a month.
There are many research interesting on acupuncture, but the one that stupid me most was the discovery of these canaliculi that run around the body and are similar to acupuncture meridians.
They were really traced by various methods1-2 , including the use of electromagnetic tests and also of radioactive isotopes.
So, apparently, they are not hypothetical, they are there, invisible but present, just as they had somehow "seen" the ancient Chinese doctors.
However, when you lie down on it, this mat produces one slight stimulation of the back surface thanks to more than 6000 micro plastic nails scattered in the form of small flowers all over one side of the mat.
These micro plastic nails stimulate blood circulation in the cutaneous and subcutaneous layers, and facilitate the decontracture of the back, shoulder and neck muscles.
Moreover, this small painful stimulation (bearable) stimulates the release of hormones and neurotransmitters associated with the feeling of well-being like the endorphins and oxytocin.
It is advisable to extend the exposure time to the nails gradually.
It starts with a session of a few minutes the first time, then the residence time is gradually increased by a few minutes a day, until - if desired - a twenty minutes.
Users often report a pleasant feeling of decontracture and relaxation shoulder, neck, and back muscles. It looks like theideal for those who are sitting all day at the desk and suffers from pains from muscle stiffness.
Anything that helps you relax also helps you sleep well, so this is also a tool to consider if you need to solve a problem insomnia.
It is not infrequent that it is the summation of the actions undertaken that leads to the solution of a problem, especially if it is a question of health that is to be re-established with natural means.
So, if you think you need it, use more than one tool to reach your goal of greater health, because good synergy between different means is desirable and effective.
REMEDY TO SLEEP: TRAVEL HEADREST
For those who travel frequently an unsurpassed help comes from these head supports. These headrests divide into two types: the type air inflatable and the 'memory' one padded with soft material that adapts to the anatomy of the neck and neck, but always occupies the same space.
So, if you have to travel by plane, you will have to save as much space as possible, so the inflatable / inflatable option will be the best. While, if space is not a problem, then the best and also the most comfortable option will be the one in 'memory' material.
Here is one of the most popular memory versions, it's called Aeris Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow.
This headrest is one of those options that you can't deflate, but offers a greater comfort compared to most inflatable air headrests.
Then there is the Travelrest pillow, which seems to be a gem for those travels seated, thanks to the soft “banana” shape that can be used on both sides.
This is one inflatable version which, when deflated, occupies the volume of a small umbrella.
Finally, an inflatable headrest option that is equipped with a small special plastic button. Is called Lewis Clark Air Pillow.
This valve button serves both to block the escape of air and for find the right level of comfort pressing it and making the air escape in a controlled and gradual way.
REMEDY TO SLEEP: DEVICES FOR REDUCING SNORING
If the sleep problem comes from the snore (your or your partner's) then these devices are really worth considering.
Among other things, the one of the three that I present to you that has received the greatest success of criticism among users it is also the one that costs less (about 7 euro).
A quick overview of why you start snoring.
Over the years, and particularly in predisposed individuals, snoring can be observed, which is represented by the noise produced by the incoming and outgoing air from the nose or mouth as we breathe in our sleep.
There are some passages crossed by the air that we breathe, which, being constituted by soft tissue (like le tonsils, uvula, soft palate, nasal canals) during sleep they tend to relax and close partially.
The air in these conditions is hard to pass through these passages and thus produces the characteristic noise "rrrronf ... rrronf ...".
How to reduce snoring: the devices.
Taking into account that if we do not intervene in any way this problem will most likely tend to worsen, we see almost immediately that there are some simple ones - and in some cases effective - devices to reduce snoring.
To choose from the three devices I indicate here, you have to try to understand the source of the snoring first: it is because of language? of the mouth which opens during sleep? or are they nostrils which close?
If you have a vague idea you can already make a more targeted choice. However, the cost of these tools is so low as to allow possibly to do a test with each one until you find the most suitable one.
If the problem of snoring comes from the "disturbing" position that the language assume while you sleep, then you can try these rubber mouthpieces.
They resemble dentist's appliances but their purpose is to prevent the tongue from taking incorrect positions during sleep (even against teeth grinding) or di prevent complete closure of the mouth in individuals who breathe well from the mouth and hurt from the nose.
If the problem of snoring comes from mouth that opens during the night, then this elastic band can be a valid solution then one of the solutions is the one you see in the image on the right.
EasySleep Pro helps keep the jaw closed during sleep. From reviews it does not seem like an object appreciated by most users, however a good percentage seems to have found it useful.
Il cost is low and allows you to launch into a test. If it really doesn't work, you can throw it away without spending a fortune on it.
The devices indicated below are designed to act at the level of the nostrils.
He nostrils (or even a single nostril) tend to to close during sleep due to a temporary nasal congestion, a deviated nasal septum or a congenital anatomical condition, then in this type of device you may find the definitive and economic solution to eliminate snoring.
Or if you prefer ...
Snore Care and WoodyKnows they are quite similar to each other and basically carry the same function, but you may not be better off with one than with the other.
The two can change a little with respect to the comfort of use or their practicality.
An indication of choice can come from reviews of the hundreds of customers who have tried and reviewed both. The needle of the balance appears a little bit towards SnoreCare which seems on average most appreciated.
REMEDY TO SLEEP: INSTRUMENTS THAT LOWER THE BED TEMPERATURE
Does this make sense!
... even if it represents the more expensive solution among all the ones I presented to you in this article, you need to know that they are different research3 have highlighted one correlation between the lowering of body temperature and ease in falling asleep.
One of the ways to fall asleep first therefore consists precisely in finding stratagems for quickly lower body temperature the moment you go to bed to sleep.
One way could be the municipality conditioner to cool the bedroom, or more advanced tools like these, specifically designed for the bed.
Not only is it important to get a lowering of the temperature to fall asleep better but also to continue to sleep well during the night, especially in the night more sultry nights summer.
I introduce them to you in descending order of price, from the most expensive to the least expensive solution.
This looks like "the ultimate solution" for those suffering from nighttime heat that prevents them from resting well.
Is called ChiliPad PLS. IS' expensive but seen as a possible solution for life, then the price is also proportionate and can be amortise maybe in tens of years of use.
The second high-profile solution for cooling the bed during the night is the BedJet V2 Climate Comfort for Beds.
It costs less than the Chili Pad but is always a product with one fairly high price range.
From here on out, let's make an economic jump to the bottom, with the less expensive solutions, but not for this reason they cannot be able to give you the relief you are looking for to make your rest cooler.
The mattress Iso-Cool Memory Foam Mattress Topper with Outlast Cover, King was designed for the astronauts of the NASA.
So you can count on one of the most technological refreshing mats in the world. It is optimized for one efficient heat dissipation.
Il BedFan represents the most economical solution compared to the expensive ChiliPad and BedJet. It could be a passing solution to test before investing in more expensive tools.
If this bed cooling system gets you a more restful night then you can think of investing in something more expensive and more effective.
The last proposal to cool the hot summer nights is the Gel'O Cool Mat. It is a mattress that disperses body heat and can also be preventively cooled in the refrigerator (folding it first properly).
Since the phase in which you fall asleep is facilitated by the lowering of body temperature, this solution could be enough to fall asleep first or in any case it can help you to understand if a device of this type can solve your specific problem of insomnia.
If this is the right direction to solve the problem of "hot" insomnia, then you could evaluate an investment in more complex devices like the ChiliPad or the BedJet I reported above.
*all solutions that cool the bed could not be recommended for those suffering from Fibromyalgia.
NOTE: : If any of the links to products on Amazon that I have included in this article do not work, just copy the name of the product you are interested in and then paste it into the search field for products on amazon.com.
In order we have seen the following remedies for sleeping.
1) THE EARS CAPS
2) SPEAKING CUSHIONS (MUSICAL)
3) DARKENING MASKS
4) ACUPUNCTURE MATS
5) TRAVEL HEADREST
6) DEVICES FOR REDUCING SNORING
7) INSTRUMENTS THAT LOWER THE BED TEMPERATURE
Within this list you could find the final solution for sleeping better (for you or for your partner).
To complete the overview and understand what favors and what prevents good sleep ...
I hope you enjoyed this article. See you next time!
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1. 'Biophysical Characteristics of Meridians and Acupoints: A Systematic Review”By Juan Li and coll.
2. 'Meridian Studies in China: A Systematic Review”By Guang-Jun Wanga and coll.
3. 'Nighttime drop in body temperatures: a physiological trigger for sleep onset?"By Murphy and Campbell.
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